Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney in Largo, Florida
Our law firm understands and empathizes with those who have been recently involved in a car accident. The aftermath can be traumatic, stressful and expensive. We work hard to support our clients throughout the process and provide the comfort and dedication they deserve.
There are many decisions a person must make immediately following an auto accident, none of which you are likely prepared for. Auto Accidents occur quickly and uncontrollably, leaving you to feel overwhelmed. You deserve a Florida attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in the specific laws of the state, will stand up to big insurance companies, and fight for your legal rights.
Don’t Wait to File an Auto Accident Claim
Specific steps must be taken to ensure you receive compensation for your expenses, including medical bills and property damage recovery. An attorney who has handled cases similar to yours will be able to help you determine what kind of case you file and ensure you receive the full amount of benefits and compensation from your insurance company.
From the moment the car accident takes place the other party and their insurance company is likely building its case against you. An attorney can help guide you through the process so you fully understand what your rights are and to keep them protected. Our attorneys will provide the assurance you need that your case is being handled properly and aggressively.
Insurance companies do not have your best interest in mind and will not always provide all of the information you are entitled to. An insurance company’s goal is to delay the process, undercut the compensation you deserve or deny your claim altogether. Don’t risk losing everything or being awarded an insufficient amount of damages compared to the injuries you sustained.
How a Florida Car Accident Attorney Can Help You
When all other involved parties are working against you, it is important to have legal representation on your side that is fighting for your rights when no one else is. Our firm has handled numerous auto accident cases in Florida, so we are fully prepared to dedicate the time and knowledge it takes to be successful in court and against big insurance companies.
You can count on our law firm helping you through every stage of a car accident claim and personal injury case, including the following:
- Contact all necessary parties and insurance companies
- Handle all insurance company communication and combatting
- Obtain all necessary and relevant police reports, medical records, and information regarding your employment lost wages
- Organize all of your medical expenses and bills in order to regain the most compensation possible
- Build a strong case on your behalf to achieve an ideal outcome
- Inform you every step of the way of relevant information and advise you on making critical decisions
While you focus on healing and taking care of yourself and your family we go to work for you. Car accident cases involve numerous parties, expert testimony, gathering evidence and contacting relevant people. Our attorneys have many resources to work with that can help bring your case to a successful outcome. As skilled attorneys in the specific area of auto accidents, we are able to adequately investigate and present all necessary evidence so you receive the maximum amount of benefits possible.
Negligent Driving Auto Accidents
Every day hundreds of people, unfortunately, get into car accidents at the fault of another. When a person operates their vehicle, they have a duty and responsibility to act in a certain way in order to protect those around them. If a person is careless and does not meet this necessary standard of care and they breach their duty as a driver, they are legally said to be negligent. Negligent-based car accidents frequently occur, and due to a driver’s carelessness another innocent person is injured.
The following are common types of auto accidents that occur due to negligence:
- Distracted driving or texting
- Tailgating (following too closely)
- Excessive speeding
- Intoxicated/Impaired driving (substance or alcohol)
- Reckless or illegal driving maneuvers
How Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Law Effects Your Case
Florida law requires that vehicle drivers are covered by at least $10,000 to pay as much as 80% of medical bills and up to 60% of lost income. However, this bare-minimum amount is often not enough to cover the total cost that realistically occurs as a result of being injured in an auto accident.
If you were seriously injured in a car accident, it is likely that you may be faced with thousands of dollars in medical expenses and have to deal with losing an extended amount of income due to lost employment wages. In these types of circumstances, the Florida PIP requirements are insufficient and do not provide the amount of care that is required and deserved.
The PIP laws were created because Florida is a no-fault state, in an effort to reduce the amount of car accident lawsuits and insurance rates. However, if you have been seriously injured in a car accident and are suffering from traumatic brain or spinal injury, sustained broken bones, received permanent and severe scars, incurred pain and suffering, lost wages, paralysis, reduced mobility or quality of life, or lost a loved one in a car crash, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive additional and sufficient compensation.
Medical Bills and Lost Wages
If your car accident resulted in injury, you are likely to have a case and may be able to recover against the other party. It should not be your obligation to pay for the damages caused by personal injuries you sustained during a car accident. Medical bills and expenses may be piling up, and our law firm can provide the comfort and reassurance you need by analyzing your case thoroughly.
No one is prepared for or expects a car accident to occur and are likely not ready to take on mounting medical bills and other expenses. Depending on the type of injury you sustained you may also be out of work for a significant period of time. This added stress can make the aftermath of a car accident almost unbearable, but there is hope, and you can rest easier with skilled legal representation. A Florida auto accident attorney can go to bat for you and fight to help you receive the medical bills and lost wage compensation you deserve.
Car accidents can largely impact your future health, quality of life and your financial stability; but they don’t have to. If you trust our law firm with your case, you may have a better chance at obtaining a positive outcome than if you file a claim or a case by yourself. Your injuries may require more than one-time medical bills and may affect you in an ongoing way. Our team of experts will work with your healthcare providers to best understand what risks you are facing and receive the car you require now and in the future. You and your family’s future matters to us and we work hard to create hope to those who have been involved in unfortunate and unanticipated car accidents and sustained life-changing personal injuries.
Contact Our Florida Auto Accident and Personal Injury Law Firm Today
The legal team at Centonzio Law, PLLC looks forward to speaking with you and helping you and your family receive the compensation it deserves to get your life back in order. Your health, future, and quality of life are important to us and we have helped many satisfied clients just like you through every stage of the stressful process car accidents can create. Don’t add more trauma to your life by combatting the insurance companies or handling unfair parties by yourself. Put your car accident claim and case in the hands of a trusted, skilled and knowledgeable Largo, FL accident attorney today by calling (727) 490-8712 to schedule your free consultation. There are no upfront costs if we take on your case and we only get paid if we win.